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Friction Ridge Skin : Comparison and Identification of Fingerprints - James F. Cowger

Friction Ridge Skin

Comparison and Identification of Fingerprints

Hardcover Published: 18th September 1992
ISBN: 9780849395024
Number Of Pages: 232
For Ages: 12+ years old

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Here is a complete guide to the collection, classification, and comparison of friction skin prints and the determination of identity and nonidentity. It discusses: the cause and significance of variations in prints; the importance of class characteristics in print; the application of probability in decision making; and photographic techniques and considerations.

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"The book belongs in the 'must have' category...the chapters on the taking of prints, photography, and classification are clear and succinct...When it comes to comparisons, most other texts take the approach of 'well, you just do'...The present text explains how..." - Journal of Forensic Sciences

Introduction Taking Inked Prints Prints of the Living. Other Devices and Materials for Recording Prints. Major Criminal Prints. Printing Problem Suspects. Printing the Deceased. Classification Fingerprints. Palm Prints. Sole Prints. The Evidence Print The Latent Print. The Visible Print. The Plastic Impression. Locating, Developing, Preserving, and Collecting Evidence Prints. Determining the Age of an Evidence Print. Photography of Prints and Impressions The Camera. Film. Use of Colored Filters. Lighting. The Basis of the Comparison Class Characteristics. Individual Characteristics. Determining Identity. Comparing Prints Orienting the Evidence Print. Locating Minutiae. Tonally Reversed Prints. Laterally Reversed Prints. Distortion. Overlain Prints. Some Comparisons of Evidence Prints Reporting and Testifying to Conclusions References Index

ISBN: 9780849395024
ISBN-10: 084939502X
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal & Forensic Investigations
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 18th September 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1